Archived Articles: Graphics & Branding

Love logos? Drool over graphic design? These articles are for you, covering everything from creative layouts (both web and print) to double-meaning logo designs and artistic illustrations.

Schematic of Structures: 90 Buildings, Prehistory to Present

This stunning blueprint-inspired poster takes you on a visual tour of 90 celebrated structures around the world, highlighting architectural achievements ...

Crash Course: 24 Elements of Design Animated in 48 Seconds

Arguing that design is more art than science, this stunning short video provides a rapid-fire visual tour of principles all aspiring designers should keep in ...

Kickin’ The Bucket: 12 Outrageous Fake KFC Restaurants

Acquiring a KFC franchise doesn't appear to be that difficult. Appearances may deceive, however, as do these dozen absolutely unauthorized KFC wannabes.

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Pilot Projects: 8 Artistically Painted Airplanes & Jets

Airlines large and small are artistically painting their aircraft in flying colors to ensure the view from outside is as nice as the one from your window seat.

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Cubicle Typography: Unique Desks as Office Furniture Font

One of the most dreary aspects of daily life in a cubical farm is the relentless sameness that pervades each office pod – perhaps it would help if each ...

Virtual & Reality: 15 New York City Data Visualizations

Data is much easier for most of us to process when it’s presented in visual form, and these 15 infographics and visualizations give us a (literal) ...

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At The Hops: 9 Loud & Proud Rock ‘n’ Roll Beers

If a party ain't a party without beer and rock 'n' roll, then beer brewed by, for & about rock 'n' rollers is practically a party in a keg, bottle, can or case!

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Taking Names: Famous Logos Without Their Brand Names

All around the world, people are inundated daily with advertisements hawking everything from soda to furniture to vacations. We’re so used to seeing the ...

Book of Cities: Rise & Fall of 10 Places Over 200 Years

We take it for granted that London and New York will grace the pages of books, but would you be surprised to learn that Madrid and Cairo were once as commonly ...

Ziggurat Hat: Deconstructing The DEVO Energy Dome

Designed by New Wave band DEVO and worn in concert for 30+ years, the geeky DEVO Energy Dome has emerged as a key touchstone of late 20th century pop culture.

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